Volunteer

Through the hours they invest, volunteers leave a legacy for the future

Volunteers empower museums to preserve and present heritage. At Kelowna Museums Society, over 100 volunteers are at work every year.

How will you share your skills?

Volunteers welcome guests at the front desks of our 3 museums, or serve as hosts at special events. Some work with historical materials, conduct research, catalogue collections, and clean objects. Others participate in exhibition creation or family programs.

Volunteers with particular knowledge or abilities get the satisfaction of applying their skills to meaningful projects. These volunteers include people with traditional skills, model railway or radio hobbyists, carpenters, artists, writers, photographers, videographers, and even apiarists!

An area of interest for everyone!

People with a particular interest in military history, local sports, and Okanagan’s fruit and wine industries enjoy mobilizing that knowledge in museum projects. Between the Okanagan Heritage Museum, Okanagan Military Museum, Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, and Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum, Kelowna Museums Society presents topics that speak to a wide range of interests.

Want to learn more?

Contact the Museums Services Coordinator at 250-763-2417, or info@kelownamuseums.ca.

Kelowna Museums Locations

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Kelowna’s flagship museum, the Okanagan Heritage Museum, invites visitors to discover how the Okanagan Valley was formed, to gain insights into the world of our syilx hosts, to learn about the arrival of traders and settlers and so much more.

Okanagan Military Museum

Devoted to the preservation and greater awareness of Okanagan military heritage, the Okanagan Military Museum features uniforms, insignia, badges, firearms and fascinating stories of how locals have contributed to events on the world stage.

Laurel Packinghouse

One of Kelowna’s most historic and beloved buildings, the Laurel Packinghouse is the oldest and largest packinghouse in BC. Part atmospheric rental venue, part museum, this is a building that charms both locals and visitors alike.

Kelowna Museums’ Upcoming Events & Workshops

Family Orange Shirt Day

Family Orange Shirt Day

Learn the broad story of the residential school experience in the Okanagan, including where the children went, what happened, and the cultural items, homes and lives they had to leave behind.

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Family Orange Shirt Day

Family Orange Shirt Day

Learn the broad story of the residential school experience in the Okanagan, including where the children went, what happened, and the cultural items, homes and lives they had to leave behind.

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na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Winter is Storytelling Time

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Winter is Storytelling Time

Get cozy and listen to a telling of the captíkwł, “How Turtle Set the Animals Free.” Kids and adults alike will appreciate what the captíkwł teach us about living harmoniously on this land.

Family-friendly and suitable for all ages!

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